To most anglers Neil Robson is best known for Tasmanian Angler a book both Neil and David Scholes shared the authorship of. It is one of the more expensive and sought secondhand angling books, often bringing $450.
The late February weather was forecast to be warm and settled. There had been little rain for the fortnight so a trip to a trout stream seemed a good idea.
Brown Trout find very comfortable temperatures between 12 and 20 Degrees Celsius and often feed best at the top end of this range for brook and rainbow trout is several degrees less. Trout can live for only limited periods in water temperature of 28 degrees.
Live bait fishing is one of the most basic techniques used in fishing. Refining the art to a high and skilful level, however, is Ralph Crawford from Glenorchy. In this article Ralph explains the techniques he has employed over many years; techniques that have had excellent results.
One of Tasmania's leading trout fishing guides, John Fox, explains his methods for having a successful day on the water. John has a shack at Arthurs Lake and rates this lake as Tasmania's premier lake.
Polaroiding has, for many, been a mystifying and difficult technique to master. Jim Allen attempts to de-mystify and open up this exciting aspect of fishing to the keen angler.
In the early days of European settlement in Tasmania, the settlers were disappointed that the only freshwater fish available to them were the Australian grayling, river blackfish and some small galaxias. Their dream, in those early days, was to introduce the magnificent Atlantic salmon into some of our streams, many of which were considered to be perfectly suitable for those great sporting fish.
Greg "Lofty" Hynes shares some of his time proven techniques.
In Tasmania, summer is the time when trout anglers are most active. This is due in part to the weather being generally pleasant and people being on holidays. But it is also a time when the fish themselves are very active and easy to find (if not always easy to catch).
For the Tasmanian trout fisher October - November is options time. With everything firing at once, you can give yourself ulcers just agonizing over where to fish. Let's run through the highlands:
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